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Oviya’s Strong Statement On Increasing “Marriage Age” Wins Internet !!



Oviya’s Strong Statement On Increasing “Marriage Age” Wins Internet !!

Hashtag “Marriage Age” is trending in the micro blogging social media site ever since the government proposed to increase the marriage age of woman in country India. Reactions supporting the decision and opposing it are flooding the Internet. Prime minister Narendra Modi said that the purpose for raising the age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21 years has been proposed to empower “Desh Ki Beti” so that they get enough time to complete education and build their careers and become “Aatmanirbhar”.

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“We believe that sons and daughters are equal. By increasing the marriage age of women from 18 to 21, the government wants to enable “Desh ki beti” to build a career for herself and become “Aathmanirbhar”, the Prime minister said while inaugurating the Technology centre of the MSME ministry and Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Manimandapam in Pudhucherry through video conference.

Meanwhile, a report surfaced saying that India is witnessing a sharp surge in “panic” or “distress” weddings following the government’s proposal to raise the legal age women can wed from 18 to 21, as same as men. Through the hashtag “Marriage age”, many could be seen expressing their disagreement over the change of age for women to marry.

“Extending girls marriage from 18-21 is nothing but pushing the girls in the slums towards sexual harassment” a social media user said whereas another one wrote “Don’t change the #MarriageAge for Girls. Look at the legal age for marriage in some advanced countries. How can they VOTE at 18, but can’t MARRY? Ridiculous” and added a chart to show when other countries allowing women to marry.

Check out some of the reactions below :


However, reactions supporting  the move of government are also surfacing in the social media platforms. Actress Oviyaa who is known for acting in films and participating in reality game show Bigg Boss, came up with a tweet writing “Increasing #MarriageAge is a right decision! You don’t need to sacrifice many things and take very big responsibilities at an early age! I strongly support” and her matured statement is winning hearts of the Internet users.

Here’s her tweet :

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